This page contains a collection of news, resources, and guidance to assist housing counselors with response and recovery efforts specific to disasters and emergencies. Launched in 2017 following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, this page is updated frequently with the latest information and links related to each new disaster that occurs.
All HUD participating housing counseling agencies impacted by disasters and emergencies are encouraged to review the Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness Resources located on the HUD Exchange. It contains disaster recovery and emergency preparedness resources specifically for housing counseling programs and provides immediate access to the:
For information on COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Emergency Information for Housing Counselors page.
Reminder: Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1, Chapter 5-11, B. 3-d, requires when any aspect of an agency’s purpose is impaired and can no longer comply with programmatic requirements, regulations or grant agreement (e.g., not functioning due to a disaster or emergency) the agency must notify HUD (their point of contact) within 15 days. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “DART” on the subject line.